Encourage Project Certification

Encouragment of staff to take project-related exams is a powerful way of transmitting the message that effective project management is important.  Typically it requires a lot of private study and is more of an individual than a team activity.  Nevertheless, by organising exam preparation courses for your staff also allows them to identify many techniques of direct application.

Such courses can also be particularly effective if accompanied by individual on-the-job coaching.

A New Approach to Project Management Learning

Dr. Ó Conchúir’s book, “Overview of the PMBOK® Guide” was written with a focus on a specific audience within the world of professionals who seek PMP® or CAPM® project management certification: those for whom English is a second language. The book is written in simple, readable language and is an ideal starting point for certification candidates.

Although the PMBOK® Guide is published in a dozen or more languages, there are literally tens of thousands of Project Management professionals across the globe who work for multi-national corporations whose business language is English. As adept as a Project Management (PM) professional might be in business English, the formal language in which most PM literature is written leaves those whose first language is not English at times, confused and uncertain. Something is lost in translation!


Jacob Zachariah

Jacob Zachariah PMP

“The book is a product of years of experience in the field for Dr. Deasun. While sticking very close to the contents of Project Management Body of Knowledge 4th edition (PMBOK® Guide), he has articulated the principles and practices from some very pertinent personal examples and experiences. He brings alive the principles elucidated in PMBOK® Guide with solid examples from the real world. This single factor glued me to the book”.

Read Reviews

Jacob Zachariah, PMP in Manage India, Feb. 2013.

Oliver Lehmann, PMP in English in the PMI Munich Chapter Newsletter, March 2013.

Responding to a Need

Through his worldwide consultancy, training and association with the full spectrum of Project Management professionals, Dr. Ó Conchúir recognized the need to provide a clear guide for PMP® certification for those who found themselves in this circumstance. The focus of the Overview is to teach not by rote but to break through the obstacles of language barriers toward a clearer understanding of the project management processes. A deep understanding of the PMBOK® Guide standard is essential for PMP® certification and their internalization of it is an imperative for PM Managers who must apply them in successfully carrying out their real-life duties and responsibilities.

A Wealth of Resources

“Overview of the PMBOK® Guide” fills in gaps and erases the confusion that is inherent in much of the existing PM material that is available to the project management professional. It paves the way for PMP® certification to many who heretofore thought it to be at least a daunting challenge. The book stands out among other works in PM literature due to the critical proof-reading by over twenty PMP® experts from the Project Management Institute Chapters in Switzerland and Germany, who collectively speak over a dozen languages with fluency.

Overview Focus

The focus of the Overview is to provide a clear understanding of the more than forty project management processes of the PMBOK® Guide. Using a structure that parallels the PMBOK® Guide standard itself, “Overview of the PMBOK® Guide”, is handy, readable and includes anecdotal references and real-life, relatable episodes from Dr. Ó Conchúir’s vast career and experiences.

Other features include:

  • Each subject is cross-referenced to versions all language versions of the PMBOK® Guide, including English.
  • An extensive and comprehensive Index of Flash Card Terms, which can be used for self-study in any language.
  • Self-study techniques and project management guide.


Reader’s Comments: …… After a small introduction to project management and its process groups, the book structure follows the PMBOK® Guide nine knowledge areas and concludes with tips to prepare for the PMP® examination. Overall, the book is very pleasant to read, full of anecdotes, making clear analogies with simple and numerous real life cases. Pitfalls, tips, exam aids and flash cards terms are great help for PMP® candidates.

The various knowledge areas are very well presented and easy to interpret, they really help to digest the PMBOK® Guide process based approach. ……

B.R., Switzerland

Book Availability

The book can be ordered in both eBook and hardcopy formats from the publishers, Springer-Verlag, as well as hardcopy from the PMI® Marketplace, Amazon and other well-known bookstores.

This book benefits organizations by enhancing and reinforcing existing PMP® and CAPM® training programs. Attractive prices are available from the publisher for bulk purchases.

The eBook has additional benefits including:

  • Immediate delivery
  • Less expensive than the hardcopy
  • No delivery, customs or payment logistics overheads
  • Can be offered as a service to trainees, enquirers, colleagues and trainers
  • Single chapters can be purchased separately from the publisher, Springer-Verlag

Move your company forward tomorrow by ordering “Overview of the PMBOK® Guide” today! Give your project management professionals the Project Management tools and techniques they need for true success in today’s competitive world.

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